December 15, 1945 |
Vinu Chakravarthy (born December 15, 1945) is a Tamil actor, script writer and director who is known for acting in more than 1000 movies in Tamill, Telugu, Badaga and Malayalam mostly as a comedian, supporting actor or in a villanous role.
Early life and education
Chakravarthy was working as a script writer for Kannada director Puttanna Kanagal when he was noticed by film producer Tiruppur Mani who, in 1977, gave him a role in the Kannada film Parasangada Gendetimma which was later remade into Tamil. Since then, Chakravarthy has made over 1,000 films in four South Indian languages - 900 in Tamil, 30 in Malayalam, 5 in Telugu and one in Badaga language. He has also directed movies on his own and is credited with introducing sex siren Silk Smitha.
Chakravarthy criticized popular television and film producer Ekta Kapoor for her depiction of Silk Smitha in The Dirty Picture, a recent biographical film on the actress. He also expressed displeasure over Ekta Kapoor's choice of casting. He also said Silk Smitha had wide expressive, inviting eyes, which Vidya Balan does not have.
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